Thursday, September 4, 2014

Rock Wall

Much like my end-of-the-school-year post, this may be waaaay over-sharing for some of you, but I wanted to document how much work Kerry and the boys are getting done on the driveway rock-wall.

Kerry has wanted to do this for YEARS, while I've been ambivalent.
(A little concerned about building a rock wall right next to where inexperienced teen drivers will be backing out in our vehicles... YKWIM?)  But it's really coming along and looking nice.  And will look even better (eventually) when we plant a few things.

We're not finished yet, but here is the progression of the wall at one end...






And along the middle...





And at the far end, next to the road...





All three of the boys have been helping.  Wyatt is getting really good at maneuvering the little tractor around, bring rocks to place, and loads of fill dirt for behind the wall.  Tate loads rocks in the tractor bucket, shovels dirt and gravel, and helps lift the rocks into place.  And Gunnar...


... pounds little rocks into holes, and...


... picks through the fill dirt to remove clumps of organic material (root wads, weeds, etc.) that would decompose and settle if left.


Reminds me of a verse from Proverbs...

Where no oxen are, the crib is clean;
but much increase comes by the strength of the ox.

I'm looking forward to the project being finished, in part because it's such a mess!
But LO, what a lot of work these young (and old ;D) men are accomplishing!

2 comments:

Joyful said...

It's going to look very nice next spring when you plant it all up with beautiful green flowering things! :)
Great idea! He has great vision. My hubby is like that. I don't always go along until a project is almost done then I'm like, "oh yeah! this look great!" :) Hope you have a great weekend. I had NO time to read or comment on posts yesterday.

nosmallthing said...

I love your wall...it is going to be gorgeous when it is complete!!!